INTRODUCTION In this assignment, I will attempt to focus on the development of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) and its role within health services. I will discuss the role of reflection, to assist in acquiring skills whilst also acknowledging the role of decision making, which is directly related. The ACP role within my area of … Read more
“I Pledge” The calling of nursing requires a person to have a capacity and sense of satisfaction for healing others in the physical, emotional, and mental realms. Nurses spend their entire professions providing care to their patients and their families regularly in the happiest moments to the most exceedingly awful or alarming times of their … Read more
NETWORKING AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Networking can be defined as ‘A supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest’ (Dictionary.com). http://www.dictionary.com/browse/networking My generations have had it easy because I was born and living in the era where professional connections can be done online such as with LinkedIn.com … Read more
An interest in the social work profession is more than likely to be interpreted as an interest in a helping profession. When people go into social work, often it is because they have some sort of innate desire to assist other humans on their journey through this thing called life. While I cannot speak for … Read more
Over recent years teaching theories have been more common in the class room, all in the hope of supporting students and been able to further their knowledge by understanding their abilities and what they need to develop. As a teacher it is important to embed teaching and learning theories in the class room, therefore as … Read more
“The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best” (Valery, n.d.). From 600 to 300 BC, Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle recorded such topics as pleasure, pain, knowledge, motivation and rationality. Becoming the front runners of early philosophy. With psychology beginning in the … Read more
Doctors play significant roles as teachers by channelling the information and research they have conducted to other individuals to create a network of information (Barksby et al. 2015). A doctor has to perform teaching to be equipped in skills and attitudes to pass information and knowledge through education. There exist no predetermined or formal routes … Read more
Introduction I am Exxx Oxxx I am a professional caregiver presently engaged with xxx Ltd as a caregiver. In the course of my engagements, I have had the privilege to assist people of various backgrounds with issues of various ranges. One of my most engaging interactions was with a young lady who recently migrated to … Read more
Class #1 January 8, 2019 Topic – Introduction to Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption. (Source- Instructor’s presentation in class) • Description of the Topics: The class started with very interesting topic on “Fair Trade”. After Professor Miskiman explained some things about Fair trade what I extracted from it was that fair trade is eliminating the … Read more
The specific learning objective measured during the assessment chosen for analysis is students retelling a story, including who, what, when, and where, sequencing with the terms first, next, then and last. Students were asked to caption one of the four major events from the book using their prior knowledge and anchor chart. The state standards … Read more
Love can mean different things to different people, but many do not understand what love really means. Some believe in different ways of love from the way they live their life. Love is patient, love is kind, love is caring, but love is not abusive, love is not anger, love is not hurtful. To some, … Read more
This essay will focus on critically analysing a simple nursing decision affecting a complex case. Lilly will be at the core of the decision making process as the nursing decision that will be discussed is to insert a urinary catheter. The essay will assess the decision making process from a newly qualified nurse [NQN] perspective, … Read more
This reflective account, looks at solving problems, using attitudes, values, beliefs, and how critical thinking can be applied to how data and information should be correctly used throughout any organisation, as an example to assist with critical thinking, two main theme areas will be used throughout National Health Service (NHS) and academia. Applying critical thinking … Read more
The portfolio accomplished for the Professional Development Program is a reflective portfolio on the improvement of expert abilities upgraded as the year progressed. The portfolio contains reports that demonstrate both scholarly and proficient advancement improvements through the reflections. The SWOT Analysis is directed on myself, that surveys my qualities, shortcomings, opportunities and threats, further breaking … Read more
This essay is a reflection of practice on an incident that I attended where I will critically evaluate and reflect on the application of leadership, coaching and mentoring styles that have been used. Hpc-uk.org. (2018) “Standard of conduct, performance and ethics” states that a paramedic should be able to designate, instruct and monitor task to … Read more
In undertaking this essay, I will set out to critically evaluate how I have been able to facilitate the learning of two different learners who I have had experience of supervising. To do this, I will introduce the learners, their styles and also include some background information pertinent to them. I will then expand on … Read more
This essay examines the extent to which my chosen learning theories of Cognitivism and Behaviourism contrast with each other, and which of these theories may be most useful to me within my teaching context. My educational setting thus far has been in a small, disadvantaged secondary school on the edge of the West Midlands. The … Read more
Before I came to study a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE) Mathematics course at University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE), I had been working as an Academic Tutor at a behavioural centre, linked to a mainstream secondary school for the past 7 months. Students placed here had either learning difficulties or behaviour issues experienced … Read more
CRITICAL ESSAY (DISSERTATION LEVEL WORK) The title of Oscar Wilde’s play ‘A Woman of No Importance’ is enough to make the modern feminist reader scowl in contempt – all women are important and are equal to every man. But if the modern audience (and audience at the time of production) look past the title, it … Read more
Writing is an essential part of college life. Every student that is attending college from your first year to your fourth year, is required to develop good writing habits in order to be successful at writing. Even if you do not attend college, writing is still an essential task that needs to be done. For … Read more
I have been placed in a statutory placement with a local authority working within a frontline child protection team. This team manages the child protection and child in need cases on a long-term basis that have been passed on from the children’s assessment team. It is the responsibility of a social worker within a child … Read more
An assessment of the development priorities of Rose hill youth and young adults’ community, drawing from the profile developed by our student’s group. Drawing a proposal to meet the needs and a theory informed reflection of our group process. Historically according to Slack, R. C. B. (1998), a community was often described as a small … Read more
This practice analysis aims to critically reflect on a snapshot of my involvement with a 17-year-old female called Christina, in particular following a Mental Health Act (1983) assessment which was conducted whilst she was in custody. For the purpose of this assignment I will be focusing on some pivotal points in the case which I … Read more
This study will concentrate on Cognition and Learning, with a focus on SpLD-Dyslexia. Cognition and Learning is the most common type of primary need nationally, representing 50% of secondary school students recorded as SEN support (DfE, 2017). Children identified as having SpLD are those with the poorest academic attainment. Figures for 2016 GCSE outcomes demonstrate … Read more
My reflection focuses on a service User in a Supported living service. I would call him John. In other for me to critically analyze and evaluate the role of a nurse in dealing with Complex communication situations, I would, first of all, give a background information on John. John was born with no medical concerns, … Read more
SVQ Reflective Account My Workplace Currently I work with Capability Scotland at Stanmore House Residential Bungalows. Typically, I work with children aged between 5-19 who have been placed in residential services due to complex health needs and parents may have opted to place their child within a residential service or they have been placed with … Read more
The healthcare profession is an emotionally demanding career and because academic learning alone does not prepare individuals for the complex and daunting challenges they face during their practice (Rolf and Gary, 2011), the need to continually assess oneself and look back at previous events or incidents to learn from them in order to make provision … Read more
Reflective account on behaviourist approach and use of lecture/demonstration method for a clinical skills session (peripheral intravenous cannula care) Introduction Facilitating learning is the key role of a teacher (Scott and Spouse 2013). Bastable (2019) suggested that teaching and learning are mutually dependent to encompass the educational process. This process of education can occur in … Read more
Introduction Leadership is a process which involves individual activity to state desire objective and vision in a situation, providing support and motivating other people to attend set goals (Swearingen, 2009). Danae et al. (2017) believe that leadership is broadly recognised as a key aspect of overall effective healthcare. Therefore, nurses require strong leadership skills to … Read more
Introduction I am the Clinical Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia in our trust. My remit, amongst many aspects, includes the investigation of untoward clinical incidents and the dissemination and reinforcement of any lessons learned. Maternal haemorrhage remains one of the leading direct causes of maternal mortality and morbidity and has continued to feature prominently in national … Read more
For my personal reflective essay, I have selected from the book Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader (2013) edited by Mark Juergensmeye, Part 2, chapter 6, East Asia: Global Economic Powers. I chose this particular chapter because it sustains a contrasting discussion regarding East Asia and its part in the global economy which alternates well … Read more
Introduction During this term, my learning process involved methods that assisted in grasping the content that was being given in class. In this paper, a reflection on my learning processes this term, especially my metacognition processes, is outlined. An evaluation of my understanding and awareness of my thought processes is imperative in giving a clear … Read more
Throughout this course, we have discussed modernity and the different aspects of modernity during every class. Modernity has been defined as being current and being up to date with your surroundings. Modernity departs from traditional values and the idea of tradition does not exist before modernity. We have learned about the different aspects of modernity … Read more
Reflective Essay Tasks within the academical setting are increasingly focused on groups, as groups’ importance, in the professional setting, increases. Benefits of student-group work include: Chance to work on a project that is too difficult or complex for an individual (Lavy, 2017) Improvement of employability skills and a chance to practice those (Smith and Yates, … Read more
This essay is a reflective essay based on Kolb’s (1984) cycle of reflective learning I will be reflecting upon my experience as part of a group in which the end result was presenting a group presentation. Reflective practice is a mixture of deliberate and calculated thinking alongside more spontaneous thoughts (Neilson, Stragnell & Jester, 2007). … Read more
The purpose of this essay is to explore the topic “A protein found in human breast milk could help kill drug resistant bacteria” through examining a chosen secondary review article, and comparing it with a primary research article. The secondary review article that I have selected is “Lactoferrin: an important host defence against microbial and … Read more
In this composition, I have thoroughly reflected on our Group presentation for ‘Build a Business’. Personally, I believe that the final delivery went remarkably smoothly and all in all it was a great success! In the present scenario, teamwork is considered to be an effective approach for the achievement of the goals and objectives in … Read more
INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay based on the interaction between the nurse, client and their family from the point of encounter, rendering of nursing care and termination. The essay will focus on managing care from the perspective of clinical experience and reviewing this in relation to a literature review. It also includes recommendations for … Read more
REFLECTIVE ESSAY Introduction In this reflective writing, I am, going to reflect on my residential experience. This was an assignment for MBA Leading, Managing and Developing People module where students were taken to Lake District Windermere. The trip involved a lot of activities which made me feel so excited on the days ahead. Moreover, since … Read more
Reflective Essay to Discuss the Nursing Process and how it was Applied in the Clinical Area in which I was Placed INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay to demonstrate the nursing process and how it was applied in the clinical area in which I was placed. Atkinson et al (1983, p2) describes “The nursing process … Read more
Description I undertook a full assessment on a patient with a sacral pressure sore. The patient had limited mobility, dementia and does not speak. I completed the assessment using observation as a primary source. The care assistants were reluctant to engage with the nursing process rendering some specific measurements as ineffectual compromising the eventual Waterlow … Read more
The Secret History of 9/11 was a documentary that chronicled the events leading up to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and what actually happened on that fated day. I viewed the comprehensive film and was intrigued about several of the facts discussed in the movie. After viewing the reflecting the informational film, I thought that … Read more
My understanding and appreciation of theater has significantly expanded since the beginning of the course. Because I had limited experience and exposure to theater before this class, most of what I know about theater now came from these lectures and readings. I have seen more, now than ever before, that the clothes we wear and … Read more
Stuart Hall writes, “We all write and speak from a particular place and time, from a history and a culture which is specific. What we say is always ‘in context,’ positioned.” (222) As a Marxist, Hall challenges how cultural identities are positioned on race, class, and gender identity. In his essay “Cultural Identity and Diaspora,” … Read more
Monday 24th September: Week one Today I have learned about twerking. Where did it originate from? What was is for? How has it been adapted? Why has it been adapted? Twerking traditionally originated from several West African dances. Also known as Mapouka, part of the fertility dance in Ivory Coast. Usually performed as a … Read more
The first few weeks of this course have taught me so much more than I even knew existed about the concept of “gender” and its role in a women’s life writing. I took this class because I understand how important feminism is in today’s world and as I am becoming a more contributing member of … Read more
Leadership styles and theories seem to be a hot topic in our communities and in the world in which we live. Everywhere that you turn there is discussion and opinions on what leadership is and what style of leadership is most effective. Over the past five weeks I have really taken the opportunity to get … Read more
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius It is easy for teachers to spend so much time and energy focused on their students’ progress that they forget to consider their own performance. Self reflection can … Read more
Our values are the core beliefs that guide us when we have no sense of direction; at least this is what my mother used to tell me when I would get caught doing something she disapproved of. Alas she was right, but I won’t be telling her that anytime soon. The values that I hold … Read more
My motivation to pursue a career in medicine stemmed from my deep interest and understanding in Biology and Maths. The essence of the human body and the complexity of various systems that function cohesively to ensure the survival of a person led me to seek such a commitment. I sought a career where I could … Read more
The intended outcome of this assignment, which has been identified from my episode of care (See appendix 1) is to help me develop skills in time management and focus on prioritising patients. Both of which will be useful in my first position as a registered nurse. This assignment will give me the opportunity to gain … Read more
Final Reflection This class has broadened my learning to a point that is almost indescribable. I came into this class with a very closed mind. The first day of class came as a large shock to me. I am from a very small town full of people who lead the exact same lives. Conservative, white, … Read more
PERSONAL SKILLS AUDIT AND ACTION PLAN Developing professionals Assignment 2- MAN1087 Word count: 2986 – Executive Summary (don’t count) The main purpose of my written report is to critically reflect on all my skills which I have developed on throughout my education and working. These skills will be analysed within my skills audit which will … Read more
1 Introduction I spent my semester abroad in Seoul, South Korea. As an East Asian country, South Korea obviously differs from Germany in many ways, including culture and morale. Both of these have been strongly affected by Confucianism, a philosophy which was introduced to South Korea through strong influence from China many centuries ago and … Read more
Unpacking aspects of Te Tiriti The Treaty of Waitangi has three principles that are referenced throughout. They have become not only a foundation of the Treaty for the Maori but also underlying aspects incorporated into the current curriculum. The three aspects are partnership, participation and protection (ANZASW). I have looked in-depth into the first principles … Read more
The Collaborative Leadership and Community Building class was very different from any class I had ever taken in that the entire semester I was working as part of a team. On the first night we were divided into teams and by the second week, we had developed a team charter. Working as part of a … Read more
Mentor Reflection Paper This semester was extremely beneficial for both my soul and for my leadership development. There were several moments through my mentoring and training that my pastor shared with me moments of wisdom that stuck with me when it related to my leadership of others within the church. Those moments were setting the … Read more
Reflective Portfolio The managerial Role gap analysis by “mintzberg” 1has made me aware of the 3 types of Managerial roles which are Informational, Interpersonal and Decisional roles. Each Role is dissected further and a simple scoring system is used based on whether the Role is either important or not important in your current working environment. … Read more
Throughout my first placement I have struggled with low-level disruption in a number of lessons. During this essay I will reflect on a series of year 7 lessons to highlight how I modified my instructions to reduce low-level disruption in my classroom. As a result of low-level disruption pupils are left disengaged and distracted, usually … Read more
Alcohol is something that people drink because of different reasons. Some drink because it calms them down, some drink because it excites them, some drink because it makes them hysterical. There are so many reasons why people drink but it is not something that is necessary to have in order to have a good time. … Read more
For the senior year of my school life in France, I desired to go to a university outside of my country. I choose to go Cal State San Marcos in California. Being an international student is a bit difficult and one has to be ready to learn new things. One is subjected to a transition … Read more
This course was a really new experience for me both from learning point of view and performance wise. The practical part of the course was really helpful where ones get a chance to implement all the knowledge gain during the lectures and through self-studies. I have learnt that innovation requires collaboration, creativity, practical implementation and … Read more
Writing a reflective essay
Writing a reflective essay is a common assignment for high school, college and university students. It is a type of writing that requires the writer to reflect on their experience or feelings about a particular subject. Reflective essays are used to help the student think more deeply about the topic they are writing about and to also give them an opportunity to express their ideas and feelings on the subject.
Before you begin writing your reflective essay, it is important to understand what a reflective essay is and what it is not. A reflective essay is not a narrative essay, which is a story about a particular event or experience. A reflective essay requires the writer to reflect on their own thoughts and feelings about a particular subject or experience. This means that the writer should consider:
- how the experience or subject has affected them;
- what they have learned from it, and
- what they would do differently if they could go back in time.
The most important part of writing a reflective essay is to be honest and genuine about your thoughts and feelings.
It is important to avoid using language that may be too technical or abstract, as this can make your essay difficult to understand. Instead, try to use simple language that is easy to understand and that conveys your true thoughts and feelings on the topic.
When writing a reflective essay, it is important to structure your essay in a logical way:
- Start by introducing the topic and then explain why it is important to you. This could be a particular experience you had, a lesson you learned, or a personal belief that you hold.
- Then, move onto discussing how the experience or lesson changed or affected you. This could include discussing how the experience or lesson helped you grow as an individual, how it changed your perspective, or how it made you a better person.
- Move onto discussing what you have learned from the experience or lesson. This could include discussing the skills or knowledge you acquired, how you changed as a person, or how your outlook on life has been altered.
- Finally, conclude your essay by summarizing the main points you have discussed. This should include a summary of the impact the experience or lesson had on you as well as what you have learned from it.
When writing a reflective essay, it is important to remember to have a clear and concise structure. This will help make your essay easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. Additionally, make sure to proofread and edit your essay carefully to ensure that it is free of any grammar or spelling errors.
Writing a reflective essay can be a challenging task, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. By following the tips outlined above, you should be able to write a reflective essay that accurately conveys your thoughts and feelings about a particular experience or lesson. Good luck!